Bill Cosby Through the Years

Bill Cosby has been found guilty of three counts of aggravated indecent assault by a Pennsylvania jury. Once known as “America’s Dad,” Cosby has faced dozens of sexual misconduct allegations by other women that range from groping to sexual assault to rape. Over the years, the comedian has been recognized in many capacities, with awards, performances, honorary degrees, murals and more.

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Bill Cosby, standing, as Dr. Heathcliff 'Cliff' Huxtable in an episode of "The Cosby Show."
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Bill Cosby onstage, Nov. 8, 1965.
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Bill Cosby attends the 2011 Temple University Commencement at the Liacouras Center on May 12, 2011 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Bill Cosby performs with the Christian McBride Big Band at the 34th Anniversary Playboy Jazz Festival at The Hollywood Bowl on June 16, 2012 in Los Angeles, California.
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Comedian Bill Cosby throws out the first pitch before the Boston Red Sox play the New York Yankees at Fenway Park.
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Jesse Jackson and Bill Cosby speak during the 55th Anniversary of Ben's Chili Bowl on Aug. 22, 2013 in Washington, DC.
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Comedian Bill Cosby received an honorary degree during Boston University's 141st commencement ceremony on May 18, 2014 at Nickerson Field.
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Bill Cosby performs at King Center for the Performing Arts on Nov. 21, 2014 in Melbourne, Florida.
Bill Cosby arrives at court to face a felony charge of aggravated indecent assault, Dec. 30, 2015, in Elkins Park, Pennsylvania. Cosby was charged with drugging and sexually assaulting Andrea Constand at his home in 2004.
Bill Cosby, center, arrives for a court appearance Feb. 2, 2016, in Norristown, Pennsylvania. Cosby was arrested and charged with drugging and sexually assaulting a woman at his home in January 2004.
Bill Cosby listens to his wife Camille's statement being read aloud by Ebonee M. Benson outside the Montgomery County Courthouse after a mistrial in his sexual assault case in Norristown, Pennsylvania, Saturday, June 17, 2017. Cosby's trial, in which one accuser leveled charges of sexual assault against him, ended without a verdict after jurors failed to reach a unanimous decision.
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Nicolle Rochelle, wearing the names of Bill Cosby's accusers, is arrested by police as Cosby arrives for his retrial at the Montgomery County Courthouse for the first day of his sexual assault retrial on April 9, 2018 in Norristown, Pennsylvania. Rochelle was a former actress who appeared in "The Cosby Show."
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Bill Cosby, left, arrives with his wife, Camille, for his sexual assault retrial, Tuesday, April 24, 2018, at the Montgomery County Courthouse in Norristown, Pennsylvania. The jury is expected to hear closing arguments and to deliver a verdict, putting a cap to Cosby's fall from public grace.
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Bill Cosby departs after the first day of jury deliberations on day 13 of the actor and comedian's sexual assault trial at the Montgomery County Court House, in Norristown, PA, on April 25, 2018.
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Bill Cosby (L) walks after it was announced a verdict is in at the Montgomery County Courthouse for day fourteen of his sexual assault retrial on April 26, 2018, in Norristown, Pennsylvania. Cosby was found guilty on all accounts after a former Temple University employee alleges that the entertainer drugged and molested her in 2004 at his home in suburban Philadelphia. More than 40 women have accused the 80-year-old entertainer of sexual assault.
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